As you may know, the U.S. Copyright Office had approved an allowance for consumers to unlock their cellphones, as part of a triennial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) rulemaking process, and consumers rejoiced. Fast forward to the renewal of that exception only to find that the exception was closed up in this year’s rulemaking.
Many folks are upset about this, and a recent bill could fix the situation. The Unlocking Technology Act would allow users to unlock their cell phones, without the need to go through the triennial hearing process.
PopVox, at the moment is running an 83% support to a 17% oppose, but with a base of less than 100 voters. What do you think?